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Orders of the Day relating to Committee Reports 

and Government Responses and 

Auditor-General’s Reports

Orders of the Day relating to Committee Reports and Government Responses

*1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee—Report: Australia’s public diplomacy: Building our image—Government response

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Trood—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Trood, in continuation, 5 February 2009 ).

 

 2  Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—First report of 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of the chairman of the committee (Senator Coonan)—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Coonan, in continuation, 4 February 2009 ).

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee—Report—Allegations of academic bias in universities and schools

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Humphries, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

Economics—Standing Committee—Report—Disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Crossin, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Government expenditure on Indigenous affairs and social services in the Northern Territory

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Crossin, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee—Report—Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Crossin, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

Economics—Standing Committee—Report—Matters relating to the gas explosion at Varanus Island, Western Australia

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cameron—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Pratt, in continuation, 3 December 2008 ).

Economics—Standing Committee—Report—Joint marketing arrangements on the North West Shelf project

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen—That the Senate take note of the report ( adjourned, Senator Hurley, 2 December 2008 ).

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Opportunity not opportunism: Improving conduct in Australian franchising

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the report ( adjourned, Senator McEwen, 2 December 2008 ).

10  National Broadband Network—Select Committee—Interim report

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Nash, in continuation, 2 December 2008 ).

11  Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee—Report—Item 16525 in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2007

Adjourned debate on the motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Polley)—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

 

 12  Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008, Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008 and ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008

Adjourned debate on the motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Moore)—That the Senate take note of the report ( adjourned, Senator Boyce, 13 November 2008 ).

13  Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Towards recovery: Mental health services in Australia

Adjourned debate on the motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Moore)—That the Senate take note of the report ( Senator Boyce, in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

14  Procedure—Standing Committee—First report of 2008—Restructuring question time; Reference of bills to committees; Questions to chairs of committees; Deputy chairs of committees; Leave to make statements

Adjourned debate on the motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Ferguson)—That the Senate take note of the report.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) —At the end of the motion, add “, but the Senate is of the opinion that, instead of restructuring question time in a manner that could reduce the accountability of ministers to the Senate, the rules relating to questions and answers, contained in past presidential rulings, which require, amongst other things, that questions actually be questions relating to ministerial responsibilities, and that answers be responsive and relevant to the questions, be written into the standing orders, and that the Procedure Committee, with the assistance of external expert advisers, review the effectiveness of question time and the application of those rules at the end of each period of sittings” ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas), in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

Orders of the Day relating to Auditor-General’s reports

1  Auditor-General—Australian National Audit Office—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Boyce—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Boyce, in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

2  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 9 of 2008-09—Assurance report—Defence Materiel Organisation major projects report 2007-08

Consideration ( 27 November 2008 ).

3  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 10 of 2008-09—Performance audit—Administration of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Post-2005 (SIP) Scheme—Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

4  Australian National Audit Office—Independent Auditor (KPMG)—Performance audit—Human resource management, dated December 2008

Consideration ( 3 December 2008 ).

 

  5  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 11 of 2008-09—Performance audit—Disability employment services—Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Consideration ( 4 December 2008 ).

6  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 13 of 2008-09—Performance audit—Government agencies’ management of their websites—Australian Bureau of Statistics; Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

7  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 14 of 2008-09—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government entities for the period ended 30 June 2008

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

8  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 15 of 2008-09—Performance audit—The Australian Institute of Marine Science’s management of its Co-investment Research Program—Australian Institute of Marine Science

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

9  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 16 of 2008-09—Performance audit—The Australian Taxation Office’s administration of business continuity management—Australian Taxation Office

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

10  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 17 of 2008-09—Performance audit—Administration of Job Network outcome payments—Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

11  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 18 of 2008-09—Performance audit—The administration of grants under the Australian Political Parties for Democracy Program—Department of Finance and Deregulation

Consideration ( 3 February 2009 ).

12  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 19 of 2008-09—Performance audit—CMAX Communications contract for the 2020 Summit—Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Consideration ( 4 February 2009 ).

*13  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 20 of 2008-09—Performance audit—Approval of funding for public works

Consideration ( 5 February 2009 ).